♕ ”The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons”
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
—Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking
If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.
Black Widow sketch!! Scarlett Johansson is amazing!! Such a huge fan of hers. This is based on her Avengers 2 look! Please check out society6.com/weearts For some prints (please inquire with me if theres a certain sketch you’d like put up). Cheers, thanks for looking!!